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In this episode, we chat to Karyn Hicks, from Salvation Army, about managing money!

Here’re some of the resources she mentioned:

  • Affordable SA – a great website with all things affordable (including free food, housing and support services!)
  • Money Smart – a government website with lots of interesting information and guide to navigating money and finances
  • Click here for information about free energy audits
  • This page has some energy-saving tips
  • We like this guide to budgeting apps (and this website generally)
  • The You’re the Boss program can help you get a handle on money
  • Centrepay takes your bills straight out of your Centrlink payment
  • If you want Centrelink to review a decision, this is the form you need.

Big thanks to Karyn Hicks for giving us all her tips and tricks!

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If you are leaving care soon, or have left recently, Post Care Support Services are here to help! They can support you with stuff like housing and grant applications, FOI requests, referrals, life skills, budgeting, brokerage, counselling, mental health and other issues. You can contact Post Care Support Services on free call number on 1800 188 118.

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